What are bunions?

Bunions are a common condition of the feet, especially in women. These are an enlargement on the inside of the great toe joint which may become painful in shoes and arthritis in the joint may also be an issue. They are considered more common in females as they are very likely to wear more restrictive and poorer fitting shoes. The cause of bunions are thought to be a mixture of environment and genetics. The environmental concerns are more restrictive fitting footwear that deforms the foot. Also there is a genetic element as people who do not wear shoes may get them. It's now generally believed that the footwear might not be the cause, but poorer footwear brings them on at a younger age, makes the bunion grow more quickly and helps make the end result a whole lot worse.

The best way to get rid of bunions is via surgical procedures. There are numerous methods widely offered online and in social media, but none of these work. They frequently use fake pre and post images and bogus testimonials from others. Surgical treatment is not necessarily trivial and may lead to some incapacity afterwards with a long and gradual return to full walking. If surgical procedures are not indicated or not wanted, then normally the pain might be dealt with by a number of other methods. If there is too much pressure on the bunion, then using wider and better fitting shoes that is wider can frequently help. Otherwise, then pads on the foot to get pressure off the area can help. While corrective splints do not work at aligning the big toe, they are often helpful as a physical rehabilitation treatment to help keep the toe flexible. This frequently helps with pain within the bunion. If you are having issues with bunions then a podiatrist is usually the best to provide advice regarding if surgical or conservative care is the better method.